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Whether you have old chipped teacups or thrift store finds to make use of, get crafty with these inspiring ways to upcycle old tea cups.

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Let’s get crafty and repurpose with these DIY teacup crafts

Teacups might have been created for a specific purpose, but if you’re feeling crafty you can turn them into something else completely! Teacup upcycle projects offer interesting ideas on how to bring old China to life and give it a new purpose.

Repurposing old or vintage items such as teacups is super satisfying and you can end up creating some unique projects you will fall in love with. You can use teacups you already have or buy some from thrift shops or the dollar store.

From planters to home décor, and party favors, there are lots of things to make and ways to upcycle old teacups. I’m hoping these amazing teacup upcycling crafts will inspire you.

Upcycled Teacup Craft Projects

1. DIY Wall Vase From Repurposed Broken China Teacups

DIY Wall Vase From Repurposed Broken Teacups

Create a unique piece of art using broken China teacups. Yes, even the broken ones can still be put to good use.

This DIY teacup wall vase from Pillar Box Blue is a really fun project and you can proudly display your artwork on a wall, a mantel, or a countertop.

2. DIY Upcycled Teacup Planter

DIY Upcycled Teacup Planter Craft

Make And Tell came up with a really cute upcycled teacup planter that’s super easy to make. You can use white plain teacups and give them a paint job as shown in the tutorial but a beautiful vintage teacup will also work just as well.

3. How To Make Easy Paper Napkin Roses

How To Make Easy Paper Napkin Roses

A teacup vase filled with paper napkin roses? Now this is a simple idea from In MY Own Style that looks great and no special skills are needed to make it.

There’s even a quick video tutorial that will teach you how to make the paper napkin roses so this quick craft is as straightforward as possible.

4. How To Plant A Succulent In A Mug Or Teacup

How To Plant A Succulent In A Mug Or Teacup

Painting a vintage teacup black will make it look modern and classy. Try this easy DIY teacup succulent vase idea from By Brittany Goldwyn to make gorgeous décor for your home on the cheap.

5. DIY Tea Cup Sconce Planter

DIY Tea Cup Sconce Planter - how to upcycle old teacups

Use a sconce and two old teacups to create a unique teacup sconce planter for your garden with this quick craft from Intelligent Domestications. It’s an effortless way to give your porch a refresh for spring or summer.

6. Make Teacup Candles

DIY Teacup Candles - how to upcycle old teacups

I love a good candle, especially on long winter nights. Upcycle old teacups and make your own teacup candles – it seems like a perfect, practical craft to make with an old cup.

7. DIY Teacup Pin Cushion

DIY Teacup Pin Cushion

You can repurpose teacups for more than just décor. Here is a practical tutorial from Creative Green Living that will teach you how to make a cute teacup pin cushion. It can make the perfect give for the friend who loves to sew!

8. Anthropologie-Inspired Teapot Lamp

Anthropologie-Inspired Teapot Lamp

Nothing makes me happier than a DIY home decor knock-off project. Check out this step-by-step tutorial to make your own teapot lamp. The best part? You can totally customize this in any style or color theme.

9. DIY Teacup Floral Arrangement

DIY Teacup Floral Arrangement Centerpiece - upcycle old teacups

Craftberry Bush created a stunning teacup floral arrangement and it’s a wonderful idea for effortless home décor. Depending on the flowers you use, this project can work for seasonal decorating but also parties and other events.

10. Teacup Planter Favors

Teacup Planter Favors

Do you need some pretty favors for an upcoming wedding or party? These teacup planter favors from Ruffled Blog might be just what you need.

They are easy enough to craft that you can make as many as needed and budget-friendly too!

11. DIY Teacup Bird Feeder

DIY Teacup Bird Feeder

Make a gorgeous DIY teacup bird feeder as art for your garden and the birds will thank you as well! You will need to attach the teacup to a copper pipe as explained by A Cultivated Nest in this simple tutorial.

12. Make A Fairy Garden In A Thrifted Teacup

Make A Fairy Garden In A Thrifted Teacup

A small teacup fairy garden can be used as indoor or outdoor decor and making this is super satisfying. The DIY Mommy also has a video tutorial and I am sure the kids might want to help with this magical project.

13. DIY Teacup Christmas Ornaments

DIY Teacup Christmas Ornaments

Getting creative with teacup doesn’t have any limits. Petticoat Junktion crafted these beautiful teacup Christmas ornaments anyone can make!

Plain white teacups work best for this project since you will be painting them. You will also need some small Christmas decorations to fill the inside of the cups.

14. Teacup Pendant Light Shades

Teacup Pendant Light Shades

This is a super unique craft that will surely impress your friends and family. Learn how to DIY your own teacup pendant light shades from Flamingo Toes to complete the vintage décor in your home!

15. DIY Teapot Garden Feature

DIY Teapot Garden Feature

Create vintage art for your garden using an old teapot and a teacup. Confessions Of A Serial DIYer made this interesting teapot garden feature and they used garden stakes and copper tubing to attach the teapot and teacup. I love how it turned out!

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